Planning for Future Open Space
The City of Boston’s Open Space and Recreation Plan identifies three challenge areas: equity, open space quality, and climate resilience. Acquiring or protecting new open space properties can help address these challenges when complemented by capital improvements and stewardship. BPRD’s Parcel Priority Plan (PPP) is a long-term planning effort to prioritize parcels for acquisition or protection that will enhance and enlarge Boston's network of resilient community parks. The PPP will be advanced through a combination of public input, data modeling, and interdepartmental collaboration. In turn, the PPP will inform planning efforts like the Open Space and Recreation Plan update to be released in 2022. BPRD views this planning effort as an essential first step in updating our understanding of current open space expansion opportunities during this time of significant growth and development throughout the city.
PARCEL PRIORITY PLAN SURVEY
We want to hear from you! Where would you like to see open space? What should we focus on when acquiring or protecting open space? Your responses will shape the future of Boston's park system. We plan on having a series of meetings, as well as making an online survey questionnaire available. To participate in the online survey, see below.